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 About The 'Open Roleplays' Forum

Discussion in 'Announcements Archive' started by Nyctibius, Feb 6, 2022.

  1. Nyctibius

    Nyctibius Administrator Administrator

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    Hey there guys. Sorry to ping you all again after yesterday, but we decided this merited a post of its own.

    After some discussion we've decided we're going to do away with the 'Open Roleplays' forum. Why? It's redundant. There's an 'Open' prefix you can assign to posts that go in the Haven, and more often than not what gets posted into the Open RPs forum should be going into the Request Thread forum.

    So here's the plan: in 1 week, on February 13th, we'll be deleting the forum and all existing threads in it. We're giving everyone seven days to have their threads moved before then. If you have a post in there you'd like moved, contact one of our staff. Specifically Nevermind, Practical, Dream Weaver, Metal Angel444, or myself (anyone with a blue or red name). The purple-name helpers can pass it along for you if you don't catch any of us online.

    Any questions can be directed to this thread, or to my DMs.

    Stay excellent, gang.
    - Nyco
     
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  2. Nyctibius

    Nyctibius Administrator Administrator

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    @Member

    Sorry for pinging twice in two days, but this is also important.
     
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    Rogal Dorn Primarch of The Imperial Fists Member

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    Awfully bold of you to assume I know how to read.
     
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    Winterton52 New Member Member

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    Thumbs up.
     
  5. Scarlet K

    Scarlet K Girl Next Door? Member

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    @Nyctibius

    Actually, I like the idea of an Open Roleplay forum. It's a place where someone can start an RP apart from RPs that have some kind or prior agreement between writers.

    Otherwise you get people wandering in, like I experienced recently, with an RP that did not have an "open" tag.

    The "open" tag is also useful for Group RPs where someone is willing to have additional people join.
     
  6. Nyctibius

    Nyctibius Administrator Administrator

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    The tag is why it's redundant. If you don't have the tag on and someone joins in anyway then it falls to you to tell them that they can't. There's no reason why someone couldn't just start an open RP in the Haven section, and advertise it accordingly in their RT or on a status update.
     
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    Scarlet K Girl Next Door? Member

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    @Nyctibius

    Hey, I'm not saying that it isn't redundant putting an open tag on an open rp. I'm just saying if you've got an rp bug and you can't get in touch with someone right away that an Open RP forum is handy.

    I find it more annoying when someone puts a RT into a playing forum.

    Open RTs are also a good way to gauge if you like the writing style of someone you haven't worked with yet.

    But I don't own U.R., just providing my perspective.
     
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    Nyctibius Administrator Administrator

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    We do too. That happens more often than not with the Open RPs forum, and is a large part of why it's going away.

    This is true. You can still post RPs in the Haven with the Open tag on, just a starter with no plan or targeted partner. There just isn't going to be a space set aside specifically for that. Also, if anyone wants to give a sample of their writing prowess, we have a Writing Sharing section that they can post in.

    And I'm honestly really glad that you are. Nev and I love this site, and this isn't a decision we made on a whim. Your feedback is valued, and if enough people make noise for it to stay we'll listen.
     
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  9. Nevermind

    Nevermind roll me up and smoke me, love. Administrator

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    @Member Reminder that we will be deleting the Open Roleplays forum tomorrow! If you have a thread that needs moving, contact an Administrator or Moderator asap!
     
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    Destro546 New Member Member

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    Is there a new thread?
     
  11. Nevermind

    Nevermind roll me up and smoke me, love. Administrator

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    @Destro546 We are not creating a new forum, we are removing a redundant one. Please see the original post for more information. :)
     
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    Sirinroses New Member Member

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    This would be a good idea because I see many weird requests on it that shouldn't be posted on here.
     
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    DragonKnight15 New Member Member

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    Oh okay, sorry. I've been busy this week. Thank you!
     
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    DragonKnight15 New Member Member

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    So where am I supposed to go to post a Looking for RP thread?
     
  15. Dream Weaver

    Dream Weaver ❝I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream.❞

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    Hello there! Allow me to help you out here.

    You would go to this and click on the one on one requests. You can browse other members threads or even conjure one up of your own.

    If you need further assistance, please let me know!
     
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    DragonKnight15 New Member Member

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    OH! I did that, thank you!
     
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  17. Dream Weaver

    Dream Weaver ❝I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream.❞

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    You're certainly welcome! ^_^
     

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